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North Dakota, a typical red state that bashes the federal government and everything it does for others as waste...until they need it personally of course....
Why can't ND pay for all this itself? They have massive surpluses from allowing oil companies to pollute the western half of their state. Shouldn't they take some personal responsibility?
You've got to watch both hands with the right. When one is scolding you for over spending, the other is usually trying to jimmy the till.
The entire concept of FEMA has got to go. How do we know it will be a bleeping "disaster"? Die- FEMA- DIE!!! Bill G.
ruphina - The entire concept of FEMA has got to go. How do we know it will be a bleeping "disaster"? Die- FEMA- DIE!!! Bill G. -------- We hear that from a lot of you guys. But when disaster strikes your near and dear, the tune changes REAL quick. Like North Dakota now. Like Texas two days ago. Like New Jersey last year....
mjcmsp- why should they refuse the money? Did ANY political entity refuse Hurricane Sandy money? Katrina money? Anybody, anytime, for any disaster? Just because ND happens to be riding an oil/gas boom right now doesn't mean they owe any particular duty to fall on their sword. Bill G.
mjcmsp & falcon1681- I assume you want Dayton to rescind his $26 million disaster request for the Southern MN ice storm, right? Bill G.
Not sure when a disaster became eligible for federal tax money BEFORE the disaster hit :) Don't get me wrong, I can see all sorts of benefits from getting the ball rolling early. I just think this whole concept of 'There will be a disaster, take this money' can get sticky if it only turns out normal bad instead of federal disaster bad.
ruphina, no I don't expect them to refuse the money. I'm just pointing out their hypocrisy. Like in Texas where both Republican senators voted against hurricane Sandy funding and gov Perry said hurricane Sandy disaster money shouldn't be given to the NE. But now of course Texas had a disaster and they want money. They're hypocrites.
ruphina - mjcmsp & falcon1681- I assume you want Dayton to rescind his $26 million disaster request for the Southern MN ice storm, right? Bill G. -------------- Not at all. I'm a liberal. I don't scream for austerity for everyone, deny disaster assistance to other areas of the country and then go running to the government when my own area gets hit. I believe in FEMA and I believe we have both a duty and responsibility to help those in need and those who's lives have been affected by major disasters. But for the grace of God go I.
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